Skip to content Skip to navigation

Thermosciences Group

The Thermosciences Group conducts research on advanced energy systems and transport, including air-breathing and space propulsion, bioanalytical and biomedical systems, electronics fabrication and cooling, and materials processing.

The research combines a traditional emphasis in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics and combustion with an understanding and application of atomic and molecular physics, physical chemistry, biology, lasers and electro-optics, and electromagnetic phenomena. The interdisciplinary character of this program will be of major importance to the mechanical engineer of the future in adapting to new technologies.

Specific research programs in the Thermosciences Group include:

  • advanced energy systems
  • combustion and pollution
  • propulsion
  • advanced diagnostics and sensors
  • microscale heat transfer
  • microfluidics

Related People

Mehdi Asheghi

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Tom Bowman

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mark A. Cappelli

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Edwards

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

David Golden

Mechanical Engineering

James Johnston

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

William Kays

Lewis M. Terman Professor, Emeritus

Arun Majumdar

Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Jay Precourt Professor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Photon Science

Reginald Mitchell

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert Moffat

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

J David Powell

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Juan Santiago

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sidney Self

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Research), Emeritus

Hai Wang

Professor of Mechanical Engineering